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Old 05-05-2016, 10:51 AM   #17
choudhury
 
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You know, Tad makes a good point. Two things I've noticed over the last year or so about my wife, who is 5'3 and has slowly-but-steadily gained about 120 lbs over the past 20 years to now being around 290 lbs, are that

1. She walks more slowly than she used to, and quickly gets out of breath if she has to keep up with the brisker pace that thin people generally set;

and

2. Stairs are more challenging than they used to be. She has to be a bit careful going down them, because she can't see her feet; and she has to sort of haul herself when going up.

(2) in particular is kind of a turn on.

There are other little things, too...like tying shoelaces being more difficult, having to squeeze into booths in restaurants, occasionally getting looks from people who you KNOW are thinking 'whoa, that lady is big!' The other day she came back from the washroom in a restaurant and a guy at the next table started talking to his date about the show The Biggest Loser - obviously watching her go by brought that to mind.

Perfectly mobile, perfectly functional, but entering that region of being 'almost' too fat to do X or Y. That IS hot.
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